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Mark  Russinovich, CTO at Microsoft.

Microsoft brings Azure to Africa

May 19, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Microsoft has announced that it will deploy two hyperscale data centres in Cape Town and Johannesburg in South Africa. Speaking at the final day of the VeeamON 2017 annual customer and partner conference, Mark Russinovich, CTO Microsoft Azure said, “Up until yesterday, we had 30 regions from around the world and 34 operational, this morning [&hellip...

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BCX launches enterprise cloud game changer

May 18, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Southern Africa, SponsoredComments (0)

BCX has announced the launch of its Virtustream capability out of its Tier IV data centres in South Africa. The partnership with Virtustream, a Dell Technologies business, enables BCX to host business critical workloads in the cloud and will be available to...

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Dell EMC Cloud for Microsoft Azure Stack Released

May 10, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments (0)

Dell EMC have announced the release of the Dell EMC Cloud for Microsoft Azure Stack, a new, turnkey, hybrid cloud platform that offers a simple and fast path for implementing and sustaining a hybrid cloud based on Microsoft Azure Stack. The new platform helps...

Johan Scheepers, Commvault Systems Engineering Director for MESAT

The Journey to the Cloud – why a DIY approach might not work

May 9, 2017 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments (0)

  There are many use cases for moving to the cloud from next generation workspaces (BYOD, VDI, Collaboration tools) to services such as SaaS, IaaS and PaaS. But, when it comes to Cloud Transformation (data centre consolidation, virtualisation and...

82 percent of enterprises are facing a gap between user demand and what IT can deliver.

Businesses lose $21.8m to downtime

May 9, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Security, Software, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Veeam Availability report released late last month revealed that organisations lost an average of $21.8 million due to unplanned downtime. The 2017 Veeam Availability Report surveyed more than 1,000 senior IT leaders from 24 countries and shows that 69...

The importance of planning an effective protection strategy against a range of potential attacks – both internal and external.

10 Tips for a Hybrid Network Enabled Security

May 3, 2017 • Big Data, Cloud Computing, Opinion, SecurityComments Off on 10 Tips for a Hybrid Network Enabled Security

The information and communications technology (ICT) sector is one of the main driving forces behind organisational competitiveness in the modern business environment. Modern businesses increasingly rely on network-supported technologies, such as cloud...

Sekete Patrick Maphopha, SE manager for Africa at NetApp.

Hybrid Cloud drives the retailers’ digital transformation

May 2, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, RetailComments Off on Hybrid Cloud drives the retailers’ digital transformation

Cloud-based digital technologies are transforming the retail industry in order to provide customers with more personalized services and a seamless brand experience both online and offline. The retail chains are facing new significant challenges due to the...

Greg de Chasteauneuf, Chief Technology Officer at Saicom Voice Services.

Saicom extends its offering with managed SD-WAN service

April 24, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Saicom extends its offering with managed SD-WAN service

End-to-end telecommunications and networking solutions provider Saicom has extended its offering with a fully managed Software-Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) service. Saicom’s SD-WAN service is powered by VeloCloud. “SD-WAN is of particular...

Brendan McAravey, Country Manager, Citrix South Africa.

Why Placing All Your Eggs in One Cloud Can Be a Problem

April 24, 2017 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off on Why Placing All Your Eggs in One Cloud Can Be a Problem

We can all agree that cloud has practically become a part of our everyday lives, whether you’re streaming your favourite Netflix shows, or even engaging in simple communication with friends and co-workers on Slack. This is why when the cloud provider that...

Cherian Varghese, Vice President & Managing Director - Sub Saharan African Markets Oracle.

Oracle’s Cherian Varghese discusses cloud in Africa

April 21, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments Off on Oracle’s Cherian Varghese discusses cloud in Africa

Enterprise services leader, Oracle, recently hosted its Oracle Digital Day event across 25 African countries. These events are aimed at driving digital transformation and encouraging the adoption of cloud and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solutions....

Paul Divall, Managing Director, Intelligent Technologies – The Jasco Group

Digital video archiving – keeping up with today’s broadcast demands

April 21, 2017 • Backup and Storage, Cloud Computing, General, OpinionComments Off on Digital video archiving – keeping up with today’s broadcast demands

Broadcasters and video producers across the world are moving to computer-based platforms. As they do, access to any content, anytime, anywhere, is becoming a critical success factor. As growth of digital video data explodes, the introduction of digital asset...

Gert Schoonbee, T-Systems and Alex Du, Huawei signing the official partnership documents at Huawei Eco-Connect in Sandton.

T-Systems and Huawei partner to bring OTC to South Africa

April 21, 2017 • Backup and Storage, Cloud Computing, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on T-Systems and Huawei partner to bring OTC to South Africa

T-Systems South Africa and Huawei announced at the Huawei Eco-Connect Conference in Sandton today an industry disrupting partnership that will bring Open Telekom Cloud (OTC) to South Africa. OTC is a simple, secure and affordable Open Stack Public Cloud...

Sumit Kumar Sharma, Enterprise Architect at In2IT.

Enterprise architecture – a new foundation for a digital era?

April 21, 2017 • Big Data, Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off on Enterprise architecture – a new foundation for a digital era?

Organisations today must compete in an environment where traditional methods of conducting business are being replaced with new, innovative and disruptive models. Cloud, mobility and Big Data analytics are just some of the technologies that can help them do...

The idea is that instead of carrying multiple devices that must be independently managed.

Reports of the PC’s death have been greatly exaggerated

April 20, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Hardware, OpinionComments Off on Reports of the PC’s death have been greatly exaggerated

There is a school of thought that the smartphone will be the single device of the future, at the expense of the PC. The idea is that instead of carrying multiple devices that must be independently managed, you would simply carry a smartphone that can plug...

Inus Dreckmeyr, Netshield South Africa CEO.

Netshield SA announces Data Centre in a Box now 100% IoT enabled

April 19, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, SponsoredComments Off on Netshield SA announces Data Centre in a Box now 100% IoT enabled

Netshield South Africa is pleased to announce that as a result of the finalisation of its recent developments to its Data Centre in a Box (DCiB), the self-contained cabinets (SCC) are now 100% IoT and cloud-enabled. This recent development enables customers...

One should still have in place dedicated security solutions for DDoS attacks and all other known attack vectors. (Image source: Shutterstock.com)

DDoS attacks: are you prepared? Are you insured?

April 13, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Security, SponsoredComments Off on DDoS attacks: are you prepared? Are you insured?

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are certainly causing many sleepless nights for CIOs and CSOs across the world. In fact, Arbor research reveals DDoS attack sizes have grown by an astonishing 1,233 percent, at a compound growth rate of 68 percent,...